Gallery: Grand Canyon Uranium Mine as Big as a Walmart Parking Lot to P...


A Canadian company has received federal approval to proceed with a uranium mine near the Grand Canyon despite a ban put in place by President Obama last year. Energy Fuels Resources has skirted the ban by producing a 1986 environmental report conducted by the United States Forest Service, The Guardian reports, but several conservation groups and the Havasupai tribe have dismissed the report as being outdated. The mine will clearcut a stretch of land as large as a Walmart parking lot just six miles from the South Rim entrance to the Grand Canyon, which is up to 70 million years old.

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  1. mmmorgan May 1, 2013 at 10:24 am

    So what can we do about it? No website or twitter hashtag to spread our disapproval? What is the point of the article if there is no actionable step?

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